Drone Racing Competition

Thank you to all our racers, sponsors, volunteers, and visitors that helped make the drone racing competition a success! See you in 2022!

2021 Tech Prairie Drone Racing Competition at the IL State Fair

This race is proudly sponsorod by Grow Our Own Minority Participation Program. Grow Our Own offers a combination of exposure, education and employment opportunities for high potential minority youth who have an interest in and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Supported by the City of Springfield, Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services Inc. Find out more about Grow Our Own here:

This competition is set to take place on Friday, August 20th at the Multi-Purpose Arena at the Illinois State Fair Grounds and will be coordinated and operated by the Drone Racing MultiGP group, Central Illinois Drone Racers.

​Schedule of Events

​12:00 pm
​Warm-ups / Preliminary Races
​6:00 pm
​Competition Races Begin

Fast Facts:
  • Registration is OPEN!
  • There is no fee to compete however pilots will be required to pay fair admission fee of $10.
  • Pilots aged 10 and up will be invited to participate.
  • Qualifying rounds will be held in the afternoon.
  • The top pilots in each division will be awarded a cash prize.
  • Please register by signing up on Multi GP on the races listed under this event for the Class you will be flying. You may only run "Pro" OR "Sportsman" class. Signup will be limited at 48.

Registrants will need to be an Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) registered member  
  • $15/yr for youth 19 and under, $75/you for adults over 19. This is a typical fee for competing in drone races and covers you in the largest leagues. Membership information can be found at the following link: